A friend told me how much she loved some baby pants with closed feet, such a this pair, that I had given her baby. I made this pair for her baby too. I added an embroidery design, and was pleased with the cute result. Check out on the applique/embroidery page to see how to alter pants by adding fabric to them, so that they last a month or two longer. Babies grow so quickly, resulting in a constant need to buy bigger clothes. With a quick insert of fabric, you could get more use of their clothes before you have to go out and buy the next batch.
Machine embroidery appliques on these tees were made on pieces of fabric, then attached to the tee with Steam a Seam bonding fabric. Applique on tees is not always comfortable for kids as they can be bulky so I wanted to see if doing it this way would make the garment comfortable in spite of the applique. Ironing it on meant that the inside is just the tee directly on the skin of the wearer. I added rhinestones to the tutu for some bling.
The tutu design is EmbroideryDK online and the button applique is Stickbaer de.
Finding time for craft, is finding time for yourself. Surely you are crafting for the love of it, and therefore, it must be good for your soul. Big projects take a while to complete, but small quick gifts like purses or mug rug are so satisfying and it means that you enjoy your craft space and have something to give to a person that you know would love it. What better feeling is there than that!
Making a Tilda doll is not as simple as it looks. While the clothes are straightforward, working with the construction of the body is quite difficult. Getting the right shape, and making the face look interesting in spite of the fact that there are only two pin points for the eyes, were very time consuming. I had seen many marvelous Tilda dolls on Pinterest, and now I admire the makers more than ever.
Check out some of the Tilda details on the Toy page on this site.
Just completed this tote. The design was from a Craftsy course on 3 purses, and I loved the way we were taught to insert the zipper. I have tried many ways to put in zippers, but this one was really interesting. I placed a pocket with a different fabric on the other side of the zip placement and really like the final product. I usually make my projects for others, but this one is finally for me.
I completed 4 delightful bags for my grand-daughter. These were such fun to make - buying the wonderful fabrics, practicing using sturdy fusible interfacing to give the bag shape, using a fun fabric for lining - all these helped to create these bags. I got so much pleasure from making them, and from the result.
What a fun project to make! It's easy although a little finicky with this ready stripped fabric. No hem necessary, just sew up the sides. Multicolors create the effect. See more fun items....
Tees for everyone. Cut a tee to make marvelous tassles that are so popular this year. Add rhinestones to the embroidered machine designs with or without applique additions.
Bring a smile to all. See more designs...
Have a little time,and want something quick, fun and relaxing to do? Keep a bundle of tees at home ready to be embroidered when you want to make a quick gift, do something creative in a short space of time, or just smile a lot. This tee (Embroidery DK) adds color and fun to a plain blue tee. See more embroidery ideas here.
This simple cell phone cover (slip) was made on felt. I used a design from Anita Goodesign's "Seed Packets" and embroidered the front. I attached a simple felt piece on the back, cut to about 7/8 of the size. I used a straight stitch all around to attach the front and back, and zigzag scissor cut all the way round for an attractive, strong edging.
This can be done with regular fabric of course, but using felt means not only a soft surface for the phone, but also no extra seams on the inside which could add bulk.
The result is a fairly sleek package in spite of the embroidery embellishment.
Bead necklaces for girls are a great addition for fashion and play. There is so much available online and in stores as far as choice is concerned. Enjoy the process of buying - you won't know what to choose from the amazing products out there - and relax while you bead for your children, grandchildren or to give away as gifts.
For boys who like beads, dark reds, browns and greys are fashionable. Beads and charms can also be threaded on cord or leather for a more masculine tone.
Beads can also be used to add as an embellishment onto bags, backpacks, bedroom lamps and soft furnishings. Here are more necklaces from my handmade collection.
Using shiny silver fabric, I used an in-the-hoop design of a tag - outline only - and then embroidered the names of the children, and the festival, on the tags. I placed a back layer of the same fabric after I had embroidered the name so that the back would be smooth. I used pinking shears for one effect, and a satin stitch edge on one of them. The silvery side should reflect tree lights and add effect to the tree. Of course the same thing could be done for Christmas, but it is so easy to access Christmas decorations, while Hannukah embellishments are not so easy to find.
Sewing, paper-craft, stamping, and scrapbooking are my hobbies. At the moment sewing is first preference and I am sharing my projects with you on this website.